Alida Carcano, CFA, CEO of Valeur in 2009. Alida has gained more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector and in the Private Banking at a global level. Prior to Valeur, she was Managing Director at Credit Suisse, where she was appointed Global Head Investment Products Strategy. Alida also held several prestigious roles of responsibility within the portfolio management of Lombard Odier & Cie, UBS e Deutsche Bank. Alida graduated magna cum laude at Università Commerciale Bocconi in Milan She perfected her experience and knowledge and became a CFA Charterholder 1994 in the United States. Since 1996 she has held numerous positions within the CFA Institute--she founded the Italian CFA Society in 1999--she was nominated Governor from 2005 to 2008, and since 2009 she is part of the “CFA European Investment Conference Advisory Group”. Alida currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the CFA Institute Education Advisory Committee and is a Mentor for the Executive MBAs at Bocconi University. Alida has a passion for foreign cultures and languages; she is currently studying Chinese (mandarin).